Log24

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Purloined* Void

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:11 PM

From a post of Tuesday, May 7, 2019 —

Breach

Filed under: General —
Tags:  — m759 @ 12:00 PM

“Honored in the Breach:
Graham Bader on Absence as Memorial”

Artforum International , April 2012 

. . . .

“In the wake of a century marked by inconceivable atrocity, the use of emptiness as a commemorative trope has arguably become a standard tactic, a default style of public memory. The power of the voids at and around Ground Zero is generated by their origin in real historical circumstance rather than such purely commemorative intent: They are indices as well as icons of the losses they mark.

Nowhere is the negotiation between these two possibilities–on the one hand, the co-optation of absence as tasteful mnemonic trope; on the other, absence’s disruptive potential as brute historical scar–more evident than in Berlin, a city whose history, as Andreas Huyssen has argued, can be seen as a ‘narrative of voids.’ Writing in 1997, Huyssen saw this tale culminating in Berlin’s post-wall development, defined equally by an obsessive covering-over of the city’s lacunae–above all in the elaborate commercial projects then proliferating in the miles-long stretch occupied until 1989 by the Berlin Wall–and a carefully orchestrated deployment of absence as memorial device, particularly in the ‘voids’ integrated by architect Daniel Libeskind into his addition to the Berlin Museum, now known as the Jewish Museum Berlin.”
. . . .

See also Breach  in this  journal, as well as Void.

* Literary background — The word “Purloinedin this  journal.

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Purloined Joke

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:53 AM

See also the phrase “Beautiful Mathematics” in this  journal.

The Purloined Art

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:18 AM

The Purloined Title

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:02 AM

When  logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead . . . .”

The Mystery of 'Monomial Representations and Symmetric Presentations'

See as well  Symmetric Generation  in this  journal.

“Feed your head.” — Grace Slick

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Purloined Diamond

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

(Continued)

The diamond from the Chi-rho page
of the Book of Kells —

The diamond at the center of Euclid's
Proposition I, according to James Joyce
(i.e., the Diamond in the Mandorla) —

Geometry lesson: the vesica piscis in Finnegans Wake

The Diamond in the Football

Football-mandorla

“He pointed at the football
  on his desk. ‘There it is.’”
         – Glory Road
   

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Purloined Diamond

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:48 AM

Stephen Rachman on "The Purloined Letter"

"Poe’s tale established the modern paradigm (which, as it happens, Dashiell Hammett and John Huston followed) of the hermetically sealed fiction of cross and double-cross in which spirited antagonists pursue a prized artifact of dubious or uncertain value."

For one such artifact, the diamond rhombus formed by two equilateral triangles, see Osserman in this journal.

Some background on the artifact is given by John T. Irwin's essay "Mysteries We Reread…" reprinted in Detecting Texts: The Metaphysical Detective Story from Poe to Postmodernism .

Related material—

Mathematics vulgarizer Robert Osserman died on St. Andrew's Day, 2011.

A Rhetorical Question

Osserman in 2004

"The past decade has been an exciting one in the world of mathematics and a fabulous one (in the literal sense) for mathematicians, who saw themselves transformed from the frogs of fairy tales— regarded with a who-would-want-to-kiss-that aversion, when they were noticed at all— into fascinating royalty, portrayed on stage and screen….

Who bestowed the magic kiss on the mathematical frog?"

A Rhetorical Answer

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111130-SunshineCleaning.jpg

Above: Amy Adams in "Sunshine Cleaning"

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Royal Society Diamond

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:34 AM

The phrase "pattern recognition" in a news story about the
April 13 death of Princeton neuroscientist Charles Gross,
and yesterday's post about a fanciful "purloined diamond,"
suggest a review of a less fanciful diamond.

See also earlier posts tagged Fitch
and my own, much  earlier and very
different, approach to such patterns —

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Metaphysical Detective Story

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:17 PM

The date of an article by the late Charles Gross —Dec. 21, 2011 . . .

. . . suggests a review of a post from that date:

See as well this  journal on Marc Hauser in a post of
August 5, 2004 — "In the beginning was the recursion?"

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Animula

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 AM

Dante, Purgatorio XVI

Esce di mano a Lui, che la vagheggia
     Prima che sia, a guisa di fanciulla,
     Che piangendo e ridendo pargoleggia,
   87

L’anima semplicetta, che sa nulla,
     Salvo che, mossa da lieto fattore,
     Volontier torna a ciò che la trastulla.
          90

Dante on the soul in Purgatorio 16
Related material:

and, in this journal,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Decomp Revisited

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:11 PM

Frogs:

"Some mathematicians are birds, others are frogs. Birds fly high in the air and survey broad vistas of mathematics out to the far horizon. They delight in concepts that unify our thinking and bring together diverse problems from different parts of the landscape. Frogs live in the mud below and see only the flowers that grow nearby. They delight in the details of particular objects, and they solve problems one at a time."

— Freeman Dyson (See July 22, 2011)

A Rhetorical Question:

Robert Osserman in 2004

"The past decade has been an exciting one in the world of mathematics and a fabulous one (in the literal sense) for mathematicians, who saw themselves transformed from the frogs of fairy tales— regarded with a who-would-want-to-kiss-that aversion, when they were noticed at all— into fascinating royalty, portrayed on stage and screen….

Who bestowed the magic kiss on the mathematical frog?"

A Rhetorical Answer:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111130-SunshineCleaning.jpg

Above: Amy Adams in "Sunshine Cleaning"

Related material:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Biograph

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:01 AM

"One ring to bring them all…"
— J. R. R. Tolkien, Catholic author

Today in History, July 22, by The Associated Press—

"In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death
by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater,
where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie
'Manhattan Melodrama.'"

From a  Manhattan Melodrama

"Follow the Ring" 

Piatigorsky died on Sunday, July 15. Notes in this  journal from that date—

Backstory—

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Euclid vs. Galois

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

(Continued)

Euclidean square and triangle

Galois square and triangle

Background—

This journal on the date of Hilton Kramer's death,
The Galois Tesseract, and The Purloined Diamond.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 AM

… of background for yesterday's Log24 posts

Aldaily.com, March 28 and 27, 2012

"Now that philosophy has become a scientific pursuit…."
 leads to the following article from St. Patrick's Day—

See also this  journal on St. Patrick's Day—

Doodle Dandy and The Purloined Diamond (scroll down).

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Square-Triangle Diamond

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 5:01 AM

The diamond shape of yesterday's noon post
is not wholly without mathematical interest …

The square-triangle theorem

"Every triangle is an n -replica" is true
if and only if n  is a square.

IMAGE- Square-to-diamond (rhombus) shear in proof of square-triangle theorem

The 16 subdiamonds of the above figure clearly
may be mapped by an affine transformation
to 16 subsquares of a square array.

(See the diamond lattice  in Weyl's Symmetry .)

Similarly for any square n , not just 16.

There is a group of 322,560 natural transformations
that permute the centers  of the 16 subsquares
in a 16-part square array. The same group may be
viewed as permuting the centers  of the 16 subtriangles
in a 16-part triangular array.

(Updated March 29, 2012, to correct wording and add Weyl link.)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday January 19, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:48 AM
The Return of
The Purloined Letter

“The letter acts like a signifier precisely to the extent that its function in the story does not require that its meaning be revealed.”

— Barbara Johnson, “The Frame of Reference,” an essay on a story by Poe

Sarge in Beetle Bailey 1/19/09: 'They say a picture is worth a thousand words.'


E is for Everlast:

Hilary Swank in 'Million Dollar Baby'

As for Johnson’s title,
“The Frame of Reference,”
see the window above,
Epiphany 2007, and
Church of the
Forbidden Planet.

Happy birthday,
Edgar Allan Poe.

Powered by WordPress